Ch 26: Praxis Middle School Math: Polynomials

About This Chapter

If you'd like to review the process of performing operations with polynomials before you take the Praxis Middle School Math examination, this chapter could assist you. Watch its video lessons and take several quizzes before your testing session.

Praxis Middle School Math: Polynomials - Chapter Summary

Polish your mathematical skills prior to sitting for the Praxis Middle School Math examination for licensure. The video lessons in this chapter discuss polynomials and their restrictions, and they'll remind you of how to write synthetic division problems. As you work through the examples, you could become proficient at finding missing terms and solving larger polynomial problems. Upon finishing these lessons, you might have the knowledge required to:

  • Differentiate between polynomials, binomials and quadratics
  • Add, divide, multiply and subtract polynomials
  • Use long and synthetic division when working with polynomials
  • Solve practice problems that involve long and synthetic division

Refresh your memory of these topics through this chapter's tutorial video lessons. The instructors have earned degrees in mathematics, technology and related areas. The lessons are brief and flexible, and you can watch them online with your tablet or laptop computer. Click the timeline feature under the screen and you'll see the videos' main areas. Simply select the section you'd most like to review and the video will begin there. After your study session, take the self-assessment quizzes and find out how much you remembered.

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: Praxis Middle School Math: Polynomials
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What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

1. What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

What do polynomials, binomials, and quadratics have in common? What are their differences? How can you identify each of them? Watch this video lesson to find the answers.

How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

2. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials are, basically, the same as adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers. They only difference is that we have a pesky variable to worry about, but this video will show you that's no problem, so no worries! This method has worked for many of my students, and I think it will work for you, too!

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

3. How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

Arithmetic long division and polynomial long division are very similar. Yes, it's a long process, but once you have the rhythm you will get every problem correct!

How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials

4. How to Use Synthetic Division to Divide Polynomials

Synthetic division is a 'short-cut' way of dividing a polynomial by a monomial. You still need to know long division, sorry, but this method is way fun when you're dividing by a monomial!

Dividing Polynomials with Long and Synthetic Division: Practice Problems

5. Dividing Polynomials with Long and Synthetic Division: Practice Problems

Let's look at some more polynomial division problems. We will use long division and synthetic division, but this time we will have a couple of more involved problems. So, get out some paper and a pencil and let's begin!

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